Francesca Smiland (C’99) – I have a passion for teaching mathematics at Holy Family School!  I have been a part of the Holy Family Community most of my life, as a parishioner, a student, a teachers assistant and as a teacher.  As a member of the class of 1999, I would not have predicted my career would lead me to my mission teaching at Holy Family School but I am delighted that it did!  I began working at Holy Family in 2005 and spent the next 13 years there in the Middle School Math program. I had found my passion. I completed my B.A. in Liberal Studies followed by a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics from Cal State Los Angeles.

In 2018, I spent a year out of the classroom working for Promethean World, training teachers on Interactive Flat Panel technology in the classroom.  I found myself missing the faith community and my students and have joyfully decided to return to the math classroom and to my passion in 2019!